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In-Person Training 


Procurement 101 Training  |   first Wednesday, every-other month

This class is highly recommended for all P-Card holders and is a prerequisite for iProcurement software training. We'll discuss your role in King County's "Procure-to-Pay" process, including: 

  • the 3-quote process 
  • contracts overview
  • invoice troubleshooting
  • NEW purchasing thresholds

Register for this class  |  Cost - FREE


Purchasing Card (P-Card) Training  |   first Tuesday each month

P-Cards are recommended for most purchases. If you're still using old-fashioned purchase orders, you're wasting time and money! This training is required for all new cardholders; you'll get your P-card at the end of the class.

Register for this class |  Cost - FREE


Architecture & Engineering Contracts  |  Mar 8, 2018 (10 AM - 12 PM)

This course provides an overview of recent changes to the procurement process for Architecture, Engineering, and Professional Services contracts. The course is designed for both veteran and new project representatives, as well as contract administration staff. We'll explore your role in each major milestone of the contracting process, from pre-planning to contract administration. You'll leave with tools that will help you:

  • manage your procurement schedule
  • write a clear scope of work
  • evaluate proposals
  • navigate the required paperwork

Register for this class  |  Cost - FREE

Online Training


Waivers Training - Procurement 201  |   Coming Soon!

This video demonstrates the new online Waiver Request tool. We'll show you how to:

  • create a waiver request
  • get electronic approval - no more paper signatures!
  • track the status of your waiver
  • know what type of waiver to use


Introduction to Construction Management  |   View the PowerPoint

This training provides an introduction to King County’s basic construction management policies. You'll learn best business practices, your role and responsibilities, and how to manage costs, schedules and documentation. This training is for Project Representatives and Project Control Engineers.


Construction Contract Qualifications and Timeline  |   Watch the video

This video explains how to develop better contract qualifications in order to speed up the procurement process.


Invoice Lifecycle  |   Watch the video

Answering the question, "Where is my Invoice payment?"


Level of Effort Training  |   Watch the video

This video explains how Architecture/Engineering consultants should submit project-specific costs during negotiations.


3-Quote Buys - Procurement 201  |   Watch the Searching Demo   |   Watch the Training Video

All agencies must request quotes from registered King County suppliers for purchases between $10,000 - $50,000 (commonly referred to as "3-quote" buys). The training resources linked above will show you how to:

  • search the King County vendor databases
  • compare quotes and choose the correct bid
  • comply with reporting requirements

You can find more information and handouts concerning 3-quote buys here.


Search for Available/Awarded Contracts (Oracle Stores & Available Contracts page) |   Watch the video

Answering the question, "Where can I find a list of awarded contracts that are available for my use?"

Why Search for an existing contract before making your purchases?

  • Expedite frequent purchases
  • Reduce administrative lead time (avoid re-work)
  • Benefit from King County Terms and conditions


Profit Evaluation  |   Watch the video

This video explains how to establish profit margins on architectural and Engineering contracts.


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